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Security Guards For Fountains, Statues Put Up For G20 In Delhi: Officer


Ahead of the G20 summit, statues, sculptures and street furniture were installed in Delhi.

New Delhi:

The NDMC on Monday said it is contemplating to deploy security guards to prevent vandalisation or theft of assets like fountains and sculptures installed ahead of the G20 Summit.

Different agencies, including the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), made extensive preparations for the two-day G20 Summit that saw heads of state from across the world gather in the national capital and concluded on Sunday.

Road infrastructure was spruced up, roads were adorned with over 7 lakh potted plants and fountains, statues, sculptures and street furniture were installed in area near the summit venue.

“We will maintain the assets, including 65 fountains and nearly 20 sculptures, that were installed at prominent locations and roundabouts for the G20 Summit,” NDMC vice-chairman Satish Upadhyay said.

The civic body also decorated road stretches, roundabouts and other prominent locations with 1 lakh potted plants. Some of these could now be moved to locations like NDMC buildings, health centres and schools but the overall greenery will be maintained, he said.

“We will evaluate if there is a need to deploy guards at some of these places to ensure that the assets are not vandalised or stolen in the coming days so that the efforts and hard work put in to beautify the NDMC area do not get wasted,” Mr Upadhyay said.

The NDMC will also try to maintain the cleanliness in its area and ensure that the response mechanism that was established for quick disposal of complaints during the G20 Summit also remains effective in the future, he said.

The reason behind the quick response by different agencies during the summit was the high-level of coordination among them, he added.

Mr Upadhyay urged Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena to hold monthly or bimonthly meetings of different agencies to ensure better delivery of civic services to people.

The G20 venue, Bharat Mandapam; G20 secretariat and hotels where the heads of the state stayed fell under the NDMC’s jurisdiction.

Satish Upadhyay had earlier said that 44 roads in the NDMC area were spruced up for the G20 Summit. Roundabouts were redeveloped and the civic body’s Horticulture Department planted saplings to enhance greenery along the roads and open spaces.

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